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THEPORNPICbeing passed around on the students’ cellphones at an Ivy League business-schoolparty last fall was more prank than smut: a woman in a wool pom-pom hat giving a snowmanwith a snow penis a blow job.Snowblowing, it’s called, orsnowman fellatio, terms everyone atthis midweek happy hour seemed to know (except me). The men at the party flashed the snapshotat the women, and the women barely bothered to roll their eyes. These were not women’s-studiestypes, for sure; they were already several years out of college and proud veterans of the muchmaligned hookup culture that, over the past 15 years or so, has largely replaced dating on collegecampuses and beyond.One of the women had already seen the photo five times before her boyfriend showed it to her,so she just moved her pitcher of beer in front of his phone and kept on talking. He’d alreadysuggested twice that night that they go to a strip club, and when their mutual friend asked if thetwo of them were getting married, he gave the friend the finger and made sure his girlfriendcould see it, so she wouldn’t get any ideas about a forthcoming ring. She remained unfazed. Shewas used to his “juvenile thing,” she told me.I had gone to visit the business school because a friend had described the women there as themost sexually aggressive he had ever met. Many of them had been molded on trading floors or ininvestment banks with male-female ratios as terrifying as 50-to-1, so they had learned to keeppace with the boys. Women told me stories of being hit on at work by “FDBs” (finance douche

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Term
Fall
Professor
Skeen
Tags
English, essay writing, Love, The Culture, young women, sexual revolution

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